Dr. Imran Afgan
Dr. Imran Afgan Associate Professor
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Imran Afgan received his Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from the GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology Pakistan in 1999 and Ph.D. from The University of Manchester in 2007. Prior to his appointment at Khalifa University, he was a senior lecturer and Director of Thermal Power and Fluids Engineering program at The University of Manchester (2011-2019). Before joining Manchester, he worked jointly at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie and Électricité de France (edf) as a research engineer (2009-2011). He has also worked at Air University Islamabad as an Assistant Professor (2007-2009) and as a research engineer in Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research and Design Institute China (1999-2000). At Manchester University, Dr. Afgan was leading a large group of young scientists which included 11 PhD Students and three postdocs all working on Computation Fluid Dynamics on various fundamental and applied projects related to thermo-fluids. He is a Professional Engineer (PEC) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of UK.

  • PhD, University of Manchester (UK), 2007
  • BSc, Mechanical Engineering, GIKI (Pakistan), 1999
Teaching Areas
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Numerical Methods and High-Performance Computing
  • Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Renewable Energy Systems
Research Interests
  • Massively parallel computing
  • High fidelity simulations (large eddy simulations & direct numerical simulations)
  • Turbulence modeling
  • Conjugate heat transfer modeling
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Machine learning
  • Fluid structure interaction
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Hybrid duel mesh methods and Wall functions development
  • Nuclear thermal hydraulics
  • Renewable energy (wind/tidal, solar thermal) and energy storage